Conference on antioxidant vitamins and B-carotene in disease prevention. London (GBR), 1989/10/02.
Low intake of vegetables, fruits, and carotenoids is consistently associated with increased risk of lung cancer in both prospective and retrospective studies.
In addition, low levels of bêta-carotene in serum or plasma are consistently associated with the subsequent development of lung cancer.
The simplest explanation is that bêta-carotene is protective.
Since retinol (preformed vitamin A) is not related in a similar manner to lung cancer risk, bêta-carotene appears to function through a mechanism that does not require conversion into vitamin A. However, the importance of other carotenoids and other constituents of vegetables and fruit has not been adequately explored.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Tumeur, Tumeur maligne, Epidémiologie, Prévention, Caroténoïde
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Tumor, Malignant tumor, Epidemiology, Prevention
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